Drawing with Paper... Picking up from the post the other day of our day trip to Blaafarveværket... Just up the road from Blaafarveværket is Nyfossum, which was once home of the director of the cobalt mine and works at Blaafarveværket. The old house is preserved much as Blaafarveværket is. And the old barn at Nyfossum also has an art exhibit every summer.
It was VERY exciting to see this year's exhibit, Drawing Paper by Norwegian visual artist Marit Roland, where she has used paper as a means of expression as one would use pencil, paint or other mediums on a canvas.
BIG, HUGE swaths and tubes of paper have been fashioned into amazing shapes and gives rise to all sort of sensations and experiences. They give the sense of draped cloth. Like a bridal gown's train or veil trailing along... Or of things found in the wild, like wasps nests. You can almost hear the buzz. Maybe it's a gentle cradle for a weary body to rest in. The paper tubes give an illusion of sound--like a pipe organ. Inanimate paper was alive!
The crisp white of the paper was so beautiful next to the rough, old, dark wood of the barn. And with paper, usually made from wood, it was the ideal venue for such an exhibit.
Stop by week's end and I'll take you around the old house at Nyfossum... my dream house! ;)